My Aunts spent endless days and nights working on every detail from wrapping me in duct tape to capture my exact measurements, shopping for fabrics, creating mock-ups, testing fabric, cutting, measuring, creating spreadsheets, shredding, gluing, pinning... you name it
My Auntie Cilla is the most selfless person I know, she calculated everything to a tee, she's the engineer in our family
Not only was she Head Seamstress, she also opened her home up for months to anyone willing to help
There is even a 'check-in' on Facebook for my aunt and uncles now, 'The Aunties Sweatshop'
Mom Auntie Lid Auntie Nelli Auntie Jan Auntie Patty Auntie Donna
*A special thank you to my loving uncle:
Thank you Uncle Johnny for giving up your man cave to so many women for months on end!
I cannot thank you all enough for all the love you put into my wedding dress
I will cherish my dress forever, but most of all the memories
You have made me the happiest girl in the world
If that doesn't make someone feel special, I don't know what would!
I love you
Mac getting her pearls latched, the dress hanging nicely
MFD prepping the dress
All that detail!
Getting zipped up!
The garment bag Auntie Cilla designed and made with Auntie Susie
This brought tears to my eyes, stitched into the hem of one of the layers of petticoats
My favorite picture
Lovely ladies hard at work:
Mom, Auntie Patty, Auntie Cilla and Auntie Susie all hard at work
Auntie Lid shredding silk for endless hours
Head Seamstress, Auntie Susie diligently confirming strip size to her spreadsheet, YES spreadsheet!
Not only did they make my dress from scratch, they even made our ring bearer pillows, monogrammed our cake linens and handkerchiefs for Brad: Cake table linens monogrammed in navy
The ring bearer pillows made of my dress material They had our monogram on each of the pillows :)